On Wednesday, June 20, 2018, the Harlan County Sheriff’s Office served two indictment warrants on drug trafficking charges. Derrick Cottrell, 35, of Evarts, was charged with two counts of trafficking in controlled substance and two counts of persistent felony offender. On Thursday, June 21, 2018, 27-year-old Melinda Starret was arrested and charged with two counts of trafficking in controlled substance methamphetamine. Both were lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center with no bond set. The warrants were the result of undercover drug investigations conducted by the Sheriff’s Office.